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USPSC Support Relief Group Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:03:39 +0000

Country: United States of America
Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 10 Feb 2022

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA20B00035

ISSUANCE DATE: March 26, 2020

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: February 10, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (HAA/M) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do...&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SRG HAA/M will provide support for various operational aspects of MLT and may include all or some of the following:

  • Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities.

  • Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater humanitarian relief community.

  • Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths.

  • Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future activities as a result of OFDA participation.

  • Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS Division Chief, such as, participate in After-action Reviews, humanitarian exercises sponsored at the Combatant Command level and at operational level and strategic planning exercises normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers.

  • Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation.

  • Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful.

  • Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD educational institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate School, etc.) and other units. Training includes OFDA’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course.

  • Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved.

  • Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies.

  • Provide reports, debriefs and evaluations to the MLT Team Leader and other appropriate OFDA staff of all planning, exercises and deployments.

  • Assist in the identification of OFDA’s deployment needs in designated "at risk" countries where DARTs may deploy; work with other teams within OFDA to determine appropriate DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and resources.

  • Deploy to the field as a DART member, as necessary.

  • Assist the MLT in providing classified USG information support to OFDA as requested and to selected DARTs and RMTs on an as-needed basis.

  • Assist regional COCOMs in developing the humanitarian assistance aspect of their strategic operations and crisis action planning products.

  • Liaise with the DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community.

  • Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a civil-military focus.

  • Provide critical monitoring and planning expertise surrounding incipient disasters, disaster response and early recovery. Monitor regional or country based field situations to advise the Military Planning Process, based on changing field circumstances such as the sudden on-set of natural or manmade disaster or the evolution of a slow on-set disaster or crisis.

  • Recommend short- and long-range humanitarian assistance goals for OFDA during disasters with a civil-military context, develop detailed plans for implementing them, and oversee implementation at the Washington, D.C., COCOM, and field level.

  • Provide gap analysis during disaster responses and recommend appropriate missions and tasks for DoD to support the USG response.

  • May serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

  • May serve on DARTs, which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

  • As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training, humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning.

OR

Master's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and five (5) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training, humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

  • Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.

  • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

  • USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

  • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

  • Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

  • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

  • Professional experience planning for or responding to a CBRNE event.

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. OFDA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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WASH Specialist (Covid-19 Response)

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:53:15 +0000

Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 9 Apr 2020

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International has over the last 15 years developed a significant DRM portfolio (Euro 153 mill in FY 17) and focused its efforts on both mainstreaming DRM within its long term development programmes as well as building the necessary disaster preparedness and response capacity across the organization to ensure the delivery of timely and appropriate programmatic responses to crisis as per sector quality standards, The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

The Opportunity

Plan International is stepping up its work on supporting vulnerable communities in our programmes in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As WASH in Emergencies Specialist you will be responsible for building capacity of Plan International country offices to ensure WASH activities are well integrated to all aspects of Plan International’s Disaster Risk Management work and programming. The emphasis will be on having inclusive gender and age friendly WASH strategies, especially for adolescents and with a gender lens, and how to adapt these to implement hygiene, sanitation, and other mitigation/prevention measures.

The Person

In order to succeed in this role you will need an advanced university degree one or more of the following areas: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Public Health or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.

With extensive field experience in implementing WASH programmes in multiple and complex humanitarian contexts, as well as the knowledge and understanding of the complexity related to refugee and IDP situations.

Demonstrable experience of integrating gender and child friendly approaches in humanitarian programmes. And developing and conducting capacity building programmes will be required.

With the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships; managing self in a pressured and changing environment; motivating and influencing others

Experience of developing guidance notes and tools for use by country office staff globally, as well as implementing PSEA activities and training is essential.

Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English as well as either French or Spanish

For more information please see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/163h0qldzfz0ncc/WASH%20Specialist_COVD19_JD_250320.docx...

Location: Flexible Location as this is a remote position (Preferably contracted from Global Hub, Woking or where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work). Employment terms will be based on local conditions.

Type of Role: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of DRM Technical Team

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Thursday 9 April 2020. To start as soon as possible.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Interviews to take place via Skype.

How to apply:

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Community Engagement Specialist (Covid-19 Response)

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:44:26 +0000

Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 9 Apr 2020

Plan International’s global strategy applies a full spectrum approach where Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is an integral part of everything the organisation does for children and girls, especially in fragile settings. A new DRM vision was developed in 2018 highlighting Plan’s ambition of becoming a global leader and the NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in disaster and conflict settings, working at the nexus of development and humanitarian efforts.

The Opportunity

Plan International is stepping up its work on Community Engagement (CE), including Risk Communication, in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

As COVID-19 Community Engagement Specialist you will be responsible for building capacity of Plan International country offices to ensure community engagement activities are well integrated to all aspects of Plan International’s Disaster Risk Management work and programming. The emphasis will be on having inclusive gender and age friendly CE strategies, especially for adolescents, and how to adapt these to follow infection prevention measures and in-country restrictions. In light of the current travel situations, this position will be a remote one.

The Person

In order to succeed in this role you will need to be a creative problem solver who has a broad knowledge of the humanitarian sector and has experience working during public health emergencies.

Demonstrable experience of integrating gender and child friendly approaches in humanitarian programmes. With experience working with humanitarian Standards (Sphere, CHS etc), and developing and conducting capacity building programmes will be required.

With ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships; managing self in a pressured and changing environment; motivating and influencing others

Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English as well as either French or Spanish

Experience of developing guidance notes and tools for use by country office staff globally, as well as implementing PSEA activities and training is essential.

For more information please see: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ehx4rhp4y63m6rosrlime/Community-Engagement_COVID-19_JD_22032020.docx...

Location: Flexible Location as this is a remote position (Preferably contracted from Global Hub, Woking or where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work). Employment terms will be based on local conditions.

Type of Role: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Thursday 9 April 2020. To start as soon as possible.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Interviews to take place via Skype.

How to apply:

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Outreach and Communications Manager

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:42:06 +0000

Country: Somalia
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 29 Apr 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: OUTRE02006
Posted Date: 2020-03-26
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia SOM

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The USAID/Somalia Bar ama Baro (BAB) Program works to increase access to quality education for a targeted number of out-of-school children and youth (ages 8-15) in specific regions of Somalia. The program will work to increase student enrollment in alternative education program sites, improve their safety, monitor acquisition of literacy, numeracy, and socio-emotional skills among the learners who enroll in them, and enhance the Federal Government of Somalia's capacity to regulate them.

Position Summary:

The Outreach and Communications Manager will be responsible for leading, directing, and managing the public affairs, reporting, marking and branding, and outreach/messaging operations of the USAID-funded Bar amo Baro education program.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Outreach and Communications Manager will report directly to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive communications strategy and outreach plan that utilizes relevant channels, including online and social media, for the dissemination of information on program activities and their results;
  • Advise and counsel the staff on public relations techniques impacting program activities including, but not limited to, potential problems and opportunities in the various communities served;
  • Provide appropriate materials to the USAID Mission, and others, e.g. US Embassy, about the program that may be used for dissemination on Mission web pages, other USAID Missions, visiting delegations, and to HQ;
  • Write and supervise the writing and disseminating of medium and exposure stories, feature stories, news releases, blogs and selected reports (such as USAID ad hoc, weekly, quarterly and annual reports);
  • Produce content for use on social media and manage these outlets;
  • Identify and work with outside contractors, such as photographers, videographers and other communication professionals, to meet the goal, objectives, and performance metrics of the program;
  • Produce posters, signs, displays, media campaigns, etc. in support of program activities.
  • Implement the BAB Program USAID-approved Branding Strategy and Marking Plan (aka Branding and Marking Plan) for the program;
  • Support the Chief of Party (COP) in consolidating the program's reporting requirements and maintaining a 'living' deliverables tracker to ensure timely development, review, and submission of all deliverables, including ad hoc requests;
  • Ensure that reports, of a quality nature with accurate information, are submitted to USAID in a timely manner, per contract schedule;
  • Identify and develop all program information dissemination vehicles that meet USAID's standards, especially as relates to ADS 320;
  • Organize outreach events as and when needed;
  • Collaborate with HQ Communications team;
  • Manage an Outreach and Communications Officer (OCM) and ensure they are groomed throughout coaching and mentoring for professional development and completion of all work deliverables in a timely and quality manner;
  • Be willing to be trained and to train others, e.g. staff, community stakeholders, among others, in appropriate aspects of your work to increase awareness, transparency, and competency;
  • Develop quarterly, annual, etc. workplans based on contractual requirements and the inputs of BAB colleagues and the ministry of education, culture, and higher education (MoECHE), including TVET-NFE Directorate, inputs and Creative home office and USAID feedback; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of six (6) years of work experience in Communicationsor other relevant fields;

  • Experience supporting large, preferably USAID-funded contracts, program communications departments and activities;

  • Experience in social mediamanagementand content production;

  • Experienceindeveloping communications strategies/plans;

  • Experienceintrainingand/ormentoring staff (willing to train and be trained);

  • Experienceindealing with media companies/organizations;

  • Language: English (professional-level oral and written, including editing) is required; and

  • Practical experience of directly engaging USAID, e.g. COR and/or Comms Office, to provide program updates as well as address communications/outreach/reporting issues.

    Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Public Health & Hygiene Specialist (Covid-19 Response)

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:37:19 +0000

Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 9 Apr 2020

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International’s global strategy applies a full spectrum approach where Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is an integral part of everything the organisation does for children and girls, especially in fragile settings. A new DRM vision was developed in 2018 highlighting Plan’s ambition of becoming a global leader and the NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in disaster and conflict settings, working at the nexus of development and humanitarian efforts.

The Opportunity

Plan International is stepping up its work on supporting vulnerable communities in our programmes in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

As Public Health & Hygiene Specialist you will be responsible for building capacity of Plan International country offices to ensure public health activities are well integrated to all aspects of Plan International’s Disaster Risk Management work and programming. The emphasis will be on having inclusive gender and age friendly Public Health and Hygiene strategies, especially for adolescents, and how to adapt these to follow infection prevention measures and in-country restrictions. In light of the current travel situations, this position will be a remote one.

The Person

In order to succeed in this role you will need to be a creative problem solver who has a broad knowledge of the humanitarian sector and has experience working during public health emergencies. A degree or equivalent training/experience in Public Health or medical sciences is preferred

Demonstrable experience of integrating gender and child friendly approaches in humanitarian programmes. With experience and adherence to working with humanitarian Standards (Sphere, CHS etc). As well as previous experience of implementing humanitarian programmes, particularly of implementing Public Health and Hygiene activities in emergency response.

Skilled in developing guidance notes and tools for use by country office staff globally, as well as implementing PSEA activities and training is essential. As well as experience of developing and conducting capacity building programmes.

With ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships; managing self in a pressured and changing environment; motivating and influencing others

Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English as well as either French or Spanish

For more information please see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qjr8wv772ozgwtg/Public%20Health%20and%20Hygiene%20Specialist_COVD19_JD_230320.docx...

Location: Flexible Location as this is a remote position (Preferably contracted from Global Hub, Woking or where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work). Employment terms will be based on local conditions.

Type of Role: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Emergency Response Specialist

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Thursday 9 April 2020. To start as soon as possible.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Interviews to take place via Skype.

How to apply:

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Learning Manager

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:36:48 +0000

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 29 Apr 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: LEARN02000
Posted Date: 2020-03-27
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cote D'lvoire, Cote dIvoire CIV

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The USAID West Africa mission intends to fund a five-year Strengthen Resilience and Learning to Countering Violent Extremism in Cote d'Ivoire Northern Border Areas program in August 2020. Specifically, the activity will:

  • Reinforce resilience structures and factors as well as build in learning to better identify any pockets of radicalization and vulnerability with an emphasis on improving governance in ungoverned spaces in the border regions, enhancing trust between states and their citizens and reinforcing not only the authority but also the utility of the state in the peripheral zones.
  • Address the negative spill-over relating to instability and violence in Burkina Faso and Mali by working to reduce marginalization and inequality particularly around natural resource management and lack of equitable and fair government services.
  • Increase economic opportunities, particularly for youth (adolescents) and women as well as increase positive narratives to increase social cohesion in northern border areas.
    Position Summary:

Creative is seeking a Learning Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Côte d'Ivoire. The Learning Manager will play a critical role in operationalizing the project's adaptive, iterative management approach and will manage the implementation of the project's Collaborating Learning and Adapting framework. S/he will be expected to support the project's Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director in overseeing knowledge management, facilitating communities of practice, and promoting organizational learning to maximize program effectiveness.

Reporting and Supervision:

This position reports to the MEL Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the MEL Director in designing and managing the project's Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) strategy, system and tools with a focus on promoting knowledge acquisition, management, and dissemination;
  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of a learning agenda that responds to key learning questions;
  • Support the organization and implementation of learning events and processes, including 'pause and reflect' events and resulting adaptive management analysis, decision-making, program/ approach adjustments;
  • Coordinate with the project's Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, other MEL team members, and relevant program staff to ensure new knowledge is effectively used to adapt project activities and approaches and is incorporated in theory of change revisions, as needed;
  • Support capacity building in CLA for staff and key project stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of CLA practices in the long run;
  • Contribute to the creation of a culture of openness, trust, and continuous improvement within the program team and with partners;
  • Coordinate consultative processes with communities, local government, civil society, other donor-funded projects, local researchers and academics;
  • Regularly engage project stakeholders in gathering information and lessons emerging from program implementation and ensure quality communications to external stakeholders; and
  • Travel frequently to different locations in Côte d'Ivoire to facilitate CLA activities.

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in international development, social science, communications, evaluation, or related field is required;

  • At least seven (7) years of work experience with a Bachelor's degree or five (5) years of experience with a Master's degree in learning, knowledge management, and/or coordination responsibilities in international development projects is required;

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes; establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning for adaptive management; organizing high-level public events is required;

  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID's CLA framework and processes is highly desirable;

  • Experience in liaising and networking with large donors such as USAID preferred; as well as implementing partners, government bodies, academia, and civil society groups is highly desirable;

  • Skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a wide range or stakeholders, including producing relevant analytical reports, data visualizations, and publications is highly desirable;

  • Experience in designing and implementing trainings and workshops using adult learning principles and practices is highly desirable;

  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including design and implementation of data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation is preferred;

  • Demonstrated understanding of Complexity-Aware Monitoring approaches is preferred;

  • Proficiency in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, knowledge-sharing networks is required;

  • Experience in M&E and Learning of democracy and governance programs is preferred;

  • Experience of working in a fragile environment is a plus;

  • Written and spoken fluency in French is required; and English preferred; and

  • Fluency in one or more of the national languages in Côte d'Ivoire is preferred.
    Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:32:44 +0000

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 29 Apr 2020

Category: Manager
Req ID: MONIT02002
Posted Date: 2020-03-27
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cote D'lvoire, Cote dIvoire CIV

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The USAID West Africa mission intends to fund a five-year Strengthen Resilience and Learning to Countering Violent Extremism in Cote d'Ivoire Northern Border Areas program in August 2020. Specifically, the activity will:

  • Reinforce resilience structures and factors as well as build in learning to better identify any pockets of radicalization and vulnerability with an emphasis on improving governance in ungoverned spaces in the border regions, enhancing trust between states and their citizens and reinforcing not only the authority but also the utility of the state in the peripheral zones.
  • Address the negative spill-over relating to instability and violence in Burkina Faso and Mali by working to reduce marginalization and inequality particularly around natural resource management and lack of equitable and fair government services.
  • Increase economic opportunities, particularly for youth (adolescents) and women as well as increase positive narratives to increase social cohesion in northern border areas.
    Position Summary:

Creative is seeking a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Côte d'Ivoire. The MEL Director will be responsible for establishing and implementing an effective system to monitor progress, measure outcomes and impacts and report on project performance and successes. The Director will also design, operationalize, and lead the implementation of the project's Collaborating Learning and Adapting framework. S/he will be expected to develop and lead knowledge management and facilitate organizational learning.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to the Chief of Party and supervises one Learning Manager and one Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead all M&E program components and make operational decisions accordingly;
  • Lead all aspects of M&E data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators and contextual indicators;
  • Oversee the design and implementation of baseline, midline and endline assessments and of governance system assessments and contribute to mid- and final project evaluations;
  • Synthesize and analyze the results of assessments, M&E performance data, and learning activities to inform the project's adaptive management framework;
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of program impact with special attention to identifying possible adaptions necessary to take advantage of windows of opportunity;
  • Contribute to writing quarterly technical reports to USAID and serve as point of contact on all USAID M&E requests, such as data quality assessments (DQAs);
  • Design and deliver MEL trainings to program staff and partners, as needed;
  • Design and manage the project's Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) strategy, system and tools with a focus on promoting knowledge acquisition, management, and dissemination;
  • Lead the formulation and implementation of a learning agenda that responds to key learning questions and manage the associated learning partnerships and processes;
  • Organize and implement learning events and processes, including 'pause and reflect' events and resulting adaptive management analysis, decision-making, program/ approach adjustments;
  • Contribute to the creation of a culture of openness, trust, and continuous improvement within the program team and with USAID, implementing partners, other donors, peer organizations, research and other institutions;
  • Ensure consultative processes with communities, local government, civil society, other donor-funded projects, local researchers and academics; and
  • Travel frequently to different locations in Côte d'Ivoire to oversee M&E activities, develop relationships and implement CLA activities.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in international development, social science, monitoring and evaluation, economics, public policy, or related field is required;

  • At least nine (9) years of work experience with a bachelor's degree or seven (7) years of experience with a Master's degree in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, or research in international development projects is required;

  • Strong experience in designing and operationalizing data collection tools for quantitative and qualitative M&E data collection for large/complex projects is required;

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills and competency in statistical software such as SPSS, Stata, or R, are required;

  • Demonstrated understanding of Collaborating, Learning & Adapting principles for complex development programs, required;

  • Skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating complex data and information to a wide range or stakeholders, including analytical reports, data visualizations, is highly desirable;

  • Experience in designing and implementing MEL trainings is highly desirable;

  • Solid understanding of USAID M&E systems and frameworks as well as prior experience with USAID or U.S. Government funded projects is highly desirable;

  • Demonstrated understanding of Complexity-Aware Monitoring approaches, highly desirable;

  • Proficiency in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management, knowledge-sharing networks is required;

  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment, highly desirable;

  • Experience in M&E for democracy and governance programs and/or for local, state, and national institutional building, preferred;

  • Written and spoken fluency in French is required; and in English, highly desirable; and

  • Fluency in one or more of the national languages in Côte d'Ivoire, preferred.
    Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Director for Finance, Administration and Grants Management

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:32:26 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Smile Again Africa Development Organization
Closing date: 31 May 2020
Director for Finance, Admin and Grants Management

Job Title: Director for Finance, Admin and Grants Management

Line Manager: Country Director

Duty Station: Juba-South Sudan

Closing Date: May 31, 2020

Background

Smile Again Africa Development Organization (SAADO) is a national non-profit humanitarian and development organization dedicated to working with the youth and their communities to reach their full potential. Founded in 2011, SAADO works across all the states of South Sudan promoting social cohesion and empowering communities to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice. We provide humanitarian assistance to families affected by disaster & conflict while partnering with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty. Motivated by the potential in the youth, we optimize their role to foster peaceful co-existence and economic empowerment in South Sudan.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Country Director, the Director for Finance, Administration and Grants Management provides overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management Administration, and grants management in SAADO South Sudan Office. He / she focuses on ensuring accountability, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data and developing financial strategy that best serves support and program objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity building, the development and implementation of good internal controls, compliance at all levels, and utilization and safe guarding of assets according to SAADO Responsible for budgeting preparation and budget controlling and grant management.

Roles and Responsibilities

Administration and Finance:

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.
  • Provide overall leadership to the Administration function ensuring that the national / field office is effectively supported and staff have a clean, secure and hospitable place to work
  • Coordinate professional and personal development of finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SAP, ERP , grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.
  • Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.
  • Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.
  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure best practice and donor guidelines are met.
  • Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of SAADO assets, resources and operations.
  • Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal users.
  • Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings.
  • Lead in development of Logistics, procurement, fleet management, and security policies for SAADO to guarantee seamless support in program implementation.
  • Lead in development of Human Resource policies that attract, retain and compensate the necessary human capital assigned to drive SAADO’s strategy.
  • Provide performance management responsibilities by supervising the Finance Manager, and Administration Manager.

Budgeting and budget Controls

  • Maintaining and updating the country office annual budget planning /forecast, master budget and funding allocation schedule for management decision making.
  • Coordinate with the department heads, Program director and State Coordinator to come with yearly budget and ensuring this is funded full cost recovery on the proposal budgets.
  • Produce monthly analysis on the finding situation at a cost centre and a function level with all the possible assumption and underlying facts.
  • Lead in the development and maintenance of financial models to track the budget, expenses, and variation for non-thematic and non- thematic cost.
  • Develop reports to respond to request for budgetary information and existing funding gap/Situation
  • Budget preparation and modification of proposal budgets and reviewing and advising on proposal cost recovery and justified to make sure the proposal budget is reasonable and realistic for the project needs and is compliance per internal and external rules and regulation
  • Review the journal transaction and ensure the cost charges to these un-restricted fund in line with approved assignment
  • Run monthly review for data quality and ensure all transitions are in line with SAADO cost classification with particular focus on the non-thematic and cross non-thematic.
  • Implement and evaluate analytical models, system on area of the master budgets and other critical financial management aspect.
  • Has in-depth technical and administration knowledge to connect the financial and non-financial information to generate insight and recommendation for program effectiveness

Strategy Engagement:

  • Develop and oversee effective and efficient implementation of Grants program development strategy in line with the country strategy.
  • Give strategic direction to the department, ensuring that it remains innovative in business development.
  • Lead the team too carefully/priorities use of available time and resources to develop a sustainable portfolio of grant.
  • Ensure that grant acquisition supports achievement of strategic priorities.
  • Monitor local and international Donor trends to maintain competitiveness.
  • Insure program portfolio is directed according to set management standards. Develop standards, guidelines and approaches for quality business development and monitor compliance.
  • Ensure there is a coordinated strategic engagement that identifies and prioritizes on key external stakeholders and creates clear points of engagement locally, regionally, nationally and internationally

Networking, External Coordination and Relationships:

  • Build and strengthen networks and partnerships with strategically identified stakeholders to improve learning, influence competitiveness and visibility to realize sustainable impact on lives and livelihoods of the communities we serve.
  • Strengthen and expend networking with government, donor, and NGO and UN bodies to coordinate SAADO work with theirs.
  • Maintain good communication with and represent SAADO to Support Offices, key NGOs and Governmental Departments; Participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops.
  • Establish, roll out and manage protocols for coordinating communication between ministry units and support offices, key international and national donors and other stakeholders.

Grants Management

  • Provide oversight in regular updating of the Grants Management
  • Track grants processes and milestones for all awards through the grants cycle ensuring relevant information and documentation is disseminated to relevant staff in a timely manner
  • Facilitate project kick off meetings ensuring relevant staff and partners are aware of their programmatic, financial and compliance obligations/requirements.
  • Review current grant progress against original plans and log frames, identify areas of concern and ensure remedial actions are taken.
  • Assist in consolidating and/or quality control of reports, in relation donor requirements, original project proposal, and consistency in both narrative and financial reports.
  • Facilitate the project quarterly reviews in consultation with the State Coordinators and Technical Managers.
  • Support the tracking of donor financial disbursement against signed contracts and prepare request for financial disbursements from donors as contained in the project agreements.
  • In coordination with the program teams, flag any issues that may impede the implementation of project work plans or cause deviations from the set award course by initiating revisions, modifications and No-cost extensions as necessary and follow through by signing and dissemination of the same.
  • Support best practices on grant closure procedures and monitor compliance to grant closure steps/milestone.
  • In coordination with Finance Manager department, manage effective tracking of project income from the relevant donors.

Compliance management

  • In coordination with relevant staff, design, maintain and inform internal procedures, systems and tools to facilitate partner compliance with contractual obligations to donors.
  • Carry out internal financial reviews to ensure that donor guidelines are implemented and followed, including financial, procurement and administrative aspects.
  • Travel to the project sites/offices and carry out contract management training of staff through inception workshops, coaching and mentoring in setting up systems to monitor key accountabilities e.g. co-financing, exchange rates, interest and budget rules in line with contractual requirements.
  • Conduct partner capacity assessments and plan capacity building sessions in conjunction with the field staff.
  • Conduct and document periodic implementing partner reviews.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit procedures in conjunction with the donor compliance team.
  • Support program teams in the interpretation and operationalization of donor rules and regulations.
  • Collate, analyze and disseminate management information on performance of institutional donor contracts against defined risks and financial indicators to inform mitigation actions
  • Gather and disseminate knowledge to bridge any gap between the requirements of institutional donors and and systems helping to ensure alignment and compliance
  • Establish and coordinate a community of practice on institutional income planning and contract management

Proposal Development and Donor Engagement:

  • Consolidate proposal write ups and draft budgets from field teams in a timely manner for select donors as agreed with line manager.
  • Support program development through review of specific project proposals, concept notes and assessment reports.
  • Collate and disseminate donor-specific requirements and guidelines for tenders and proposal processes.
  • Provide support in relation building with specific priority donors
  • Serve as focal point for relaying updates from field to specific donors and ensure instructions on programming changes from donor are communicated to field.
  • Provide timely support in processing of emergency requests under project contingency funds and crisis modifiers by assessing competing emergency needs, prioritizing interventions for emergency funding and preparing requisite documentation in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Support area teams to conduct assessments and prepare assessment reports and products for sharing externally.
  • Provide inputs during development of Consortia including drafting of pre-teaming agreements and donor-specific grants requirements.

Staff Capacity Building and Structure:

  • Incorporate staff development strategies and performance management systems into team building process. Establish a result-based system and follow up.
  • Manage and mentor Program staff in grants management processes.
  • Ensure staff understand and are able to perform their roles, have clear work plans, performance objectives are in place and their capacity is strengthened.

Reporting.

  • With input from the State Coordinator, Technical Managers, Communications Officer help produce high quality program progress reports as per donor requirements.
  • Provide high quality review and assembly of program documentation including drafting editing and formatting.
  • Provide through progress reporting, a continuous analysis of the achievements, facilitate project reviews, evaluation and audits.
  • Develop donors reporting timelines and requirements template; ensure it is updated at all times.
  • Collecting and collating information from field teams, supporting teams and management in documenting ongoing activities in each project/thematic area.
  • Drafting and editing reports to be submitted to donors and the head office in Copenhagen.
  • Timely dissemination of reporting tools and requirements and follow up to ensure internal and external reporting deadlines are respected.
  • Cross check data with other program staff to ensure that reporting generated accurately reflects program activities.
  • Conduct staff training needs assessment and organize corresponding training forums on results-based program management and reporting.
  • Support program staff in organizing and managing seminars, workshops, and donor field visits as required,

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field. MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency Trained ACCA, CIMA or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in support services management position.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
  • Experience in resource mobilization and grants management
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferable QuickBooks.
  • Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred
How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned conditions should submit their application letter and CV listing three references and a phone number and hard copy to SAADO office Human Resources, Department , at UAP Equatoria Tower , 6th Floor, Wing B, Hai Neem, Juba, South Sudan SAADO- South Sudan Or e-mail to vacancy@saado.org Not later than May 31, 2020 Note, SAADO South Sudan, is an equal opportunity employer; it does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race or political affiliation. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. In the subject line of the e-mail, please put the job title and location of the position.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:31:56 +0000

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 29 Apr 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: MONIT02001
Posted Date: 2020-03-27
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cote D'lvoire, Cote dIvoire CIV

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The USAID West Africa mission intends to fund a five-year Strengthen Resilience and Learning to Countering Violent Extremism in Cote d'Ivoire Northern Border Areas program in August 2020. Specifically, the activity will:

  • Reinforce resilience structures and factors as well as build in learning to better identify any pockets of radicalization and vulnerability with an emphasis on improving governance in ungoverned spaces in the border regions, enhancing trust between states and their citizens and reinforcing not only the authority but also the utility of the state in the peripheral zones.
  • Address the negative spill-over relating to instability and violence in Burkina Faso and Mali by working to reduce marginalization and inequality particularly around natural resource management and lack of equitable and fair government services.
  • Increase economic opportunities, particularly for youth (adolescents) and women as well as increase positive narratives to increase social cohesion in northern border areas.
    Position Summary:

Creative is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Côte d'Ivoire. The M&E Manager will be responsible for overseeing the project's M&E system to monitor progress, measure outcomes and impacts and report on project performance and successes. The M&E Manager will also monitor all grant activities and sub-grantees and ensure that the project complies with USAID performance reporting requirements. S/he will oversee the project's baseline, midline, and endline assessments and will synthesize results and regularly report on project performance to USAID and key project stakeholders.

Reporting and Supervision:

This position reports to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all M&E program components and make operational decisions accordingly;
  • Manage all aspects of M&E data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators and contextual indicators: Develop, track and update the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to monitor the achievement of indicator targets and examine project progress towards desired outcomes and impact;
  • Contribute to writing quarterly technical reports to USAID and respond to USAID M&E requests;
  • Oversee adherence to data quality standards and prepare project for USAID data quality assessments (DQAs);
  • Coordinate closely with the MEL Director and the Learning Manager to support and facilitate the implementation of Collaborating Learning and Adapting activities and use critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up;
  • Coordinate the implementation of baseline, midline and endline assessments and of governance system assessments and contribute to mid- and final project evaluations;
  • Synthesize and analyze the results of assessments and M&E performance data;
  • Contribute to ongoing analysis of program impact with special attention to identifying possible adaptions necessary to take advantage of windows of opportunity;
  • Review and validate data captured in the field and upload into Creative's corporate database;
  • Organize M&E-related training sessions for staff and/or partners, as needed;
  • Maintain a comprehensive and well-organized filing system (both hard and e-versions) for all M&E data and activities; and
  • Travel frequently to different locations in Côte d'Ivoire to oversee M&E activities and ensure rigorous approaches and good data quality.

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in international development, social science, monitoring and evaluation, economics, public policy, or related field is required;

  • At least seven (7) years of work experience with a bachelor's degree or five (5) years of experience with a Master's degree in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, or research in international development projects is required;

  • Experience in designing and operationalizing data collection tools for quantitative and qualitative M&E data collection for large/complex donor-funded projects is required;

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills and competency in statistical software such as SPSS, Stata, or R, are required;

  • Skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating complex data and information to a wide range or stakeholders, including analytical reports, data visualizations, is highly desirable;

  • Experience in designing and implementing MEL trainings is highly desirable;

  • Solid understanding of USAID M&E systems and frameworks as well as prior experience with USAID or U.S. Government funded projects is highly desirable;

  • Demonstrated understanding of Complexity-Aware Monitoring approaches is preferred;

  • Proficiency in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, knowledge-sharing networks is required;

  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment, highly desirable;

  • Experience in M&E for democracy and governance programs and/or for local, state, and national institutional building, preferred;

  • Written and spoken fluency in French is required; and in English highly desirable; and

  • Fluency in one or more of the national languages in Côte d'Ivoire is preferred.
    Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Deputy Chief of Party

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:31:02 +0000

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 29 Apr 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: DEPUT02004
Posted Date: 2020-03-27
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cote D'lvoire, Cote dIvoire CIV

Background:
Creative Associates International Inc. (Creative) is a dynamic, growing organization specializing in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stability in post-conflict environments. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the organization is represented in 25 countries around the world and has a strong and diversified portfolio of international contracts with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients, including the United States State Department and the United States Department of Defense. The organization has built a solid reputation among its customers and during its worldwide missions; it is held in high esteem by both partners and competitors.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for overseeing programmatic components of the project, including strategy/work plan development, activity development, implementation, and closeout, and coordination and partnership in support of program activity development and implementation. The DCOP will also be responsible for directly supervising some technical/program and operational staff and for managing the relationships with local partners to plan and implement components of the Countering Violent Extremism and governance program activities. This position will work in close collaboration with the COP and Senior Advisor to provide technical oversight to select members of the program team. The DCOP will support the COP and relevant program staff in building and maintaining key relationships at the national, regional and local level. The DCOP will focus on identifying opportunities for leveraging synergies and amplifying the interventions of the project.

Reporting and Supervision:

The Deputy Chief of Party-Programs will report to the Chief of Party and have direct supervisory responsibilities for members of the program and operations team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership, supervision, and technical oversight of program interventions;
  • Working closely with the COP and operations teams, manage progress toward meeting project milestones and objectives, and developing solutions to keep activities on track motivating, when necessary, program staff and partners;
  • Ensure that program components are high-impact and results-oriented; and that project activities are meeting client expectations and that project results and accomplishments are disseminated appropriately;
  • Ensure program staff use and maintenance of a Program Activity Tracker and that data is consistent with the project's Monitoring and Learning Plan;
  • Ensure that program deliverables are of high quality, relevant and timely and that protocols and policies related to branding and marking are compliant with donor requirements;
  • Support the COP in representing the project to donors, partners, other implementers, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders, ensuring enhanced collaboration and multiplying project results;
  • Promote transparent decision-making through open communication and regular meetings with program team, Creative HQ, USAID, and local partners;
  • Ensure the cost-effective use of resources, anticipates, plans for, identifies, and solves complex problems;
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons learned that can be successfully replicated and assist program staff to integrate into their work;
  • Represent the project in relevant partnership meetings and other forums as required;
  • Identify and maximize opportunities to raise the visibility and profile of the project;
  • Oversee the production and dissemination of communications materials documenting lessons learned and best practices to maximize learning across the project;
  • Ensure coordination with other development actors, including other USAID-funded programs, and support the COP in organizing and conducting coordination meetings; and
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.
    Required Qualifications:

  • Masters's degree and seven (7) years of experience or bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience in democracy and governance programming, civic engagement, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, countering/preventing violent extremism or related field;

  • Experience in USAID programming;

  • Experience in fragile or post-conflict states, preferably in Cote d'Ivoire;

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required;

  • Excellent administrative skills, with demonstrated understanding of USAID and US Government rules and regulations;

  • Strong program and staff management experience;

  • Demonstrated record of success in politically sensitive environments;

  • Capacity to understand and analyze national, regional and local politics;

  • Capacity to support the COP in the design of grants that relate to current political and conflict environment;

  • Exceptional organization skills and ability to work and multi-task under pressure; and

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French required.
    Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Senior Technical Advisor, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:30:39 +0000

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 29 Apr 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: SENIO02003
Posted Date: 2020-03-27
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cote D'lvoire, Cote dIvoire CIV

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

Creative is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor for Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Côte d'Ivoire. The project will focus on preventing, and possibly countering, violent extremism among youth with an aim to strengthen community resilience and enhance learning in Côte d'Ivoires's northern border areas.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Senior Technical Advisor, P/CVE will be responsible for providing technical leadership, input, quality assurance and oversight to the design and implementation of P/CVE interventions in collaboration with the program team, Creative Associates partners, and stakeholders in Côte d'Ivoire including government entities, non-government organizations (NGOs), women's organizations, civil society organizations, (CSOs), regional organizations and others as may be required. S/he will provide technical expertise to program staff, sub-contractors, partners and local stakeholders based on best practices, lessons learned and innovative approaches globally.

The Senior Technical Advisor, P/CVE will be responsible for supporting overall program design and implementation of activities by providing in-depth and conceptual input from a P/CVE lens to overall program strategies. This includes but will not be limited to developing relevant work plans, ensuring lessons learned and best practices are integrated into all P/CVE interventions and providing input for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting requirements.

Reporting and Supervision:

This position will report to the Chief of Party (COP).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth, technical input into P/CVE activities and lead the development of the program strategy, work plans and M&E frameworks;
  • Provide P/CVE specific technical guidance and information to the CoP, program team and USAID as part of the program activity cycle to ensure that activities support the program's Theory of Change (ToC) and evidence-based approaches;
  • Assist in the design and development of research and learning initiatives to support the achievement of P/CVE goals and objectives and contributing to the analysis of activity and program impact;
  • Demonstrated experience in workshop development and facilitation with capacity development acumen;
  • Document lessons learned and best practices for inclusion into program activities that can be integrated into the envisaged five-year intervention and ensure these are shared with Creative's dedicated subject matter experts (SMEs) in Creative Associates headquarters (HQ);
  • Provide timely input and analysis to reports to the USAID Mission or other USG entities as requested on P/CVE issues and policies;
  • Ensure all gender concerns are taken into consideration that include information and program activities;
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) team in the development of tools and approaches specific to the development of program indicators, verification tools, etc.; seeking ways to incorporate MEL into all activity designs, distilling lessons learned for the adaptation of programming, as needed and for the development of staff; and
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.
    Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and seven (7) years of experience working on P/CVE, disengagement, reintegration, social cohesion, community-based approaches and youth development is required;

  • A working knowledge of gender issues with a demonstrated understanding of specific risks, vulnerabilities, agencies and resiliencies existent in settings at risk of violent extremism (VE) and generalized armed conflict;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of program principles, concepts, practices, methods utilized for P/CVE;

  • Experience in fragile or post-conflict states, preferably in the West Africa region, and Côte d'Ivoire specifically;

  • Demonstrated record of success in politically sensitive environments;

  • Capacity to understand and analyze national, regional and local politics, security-governance and political economy;

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills desired; and

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English is required.
    Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Chief of Party

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:25:42 +0000

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 29 Apr 2020

Category: Manager
Req ID: CHIEF02005
Posted Date: 2020-03-27
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cote D'lvoire, Cote dIvoire CIV

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated donor-funded project in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The COP will be the principal liaison with USAID and other U.S. Government (USG) Officials as required, and will provide leadership, management, and project oversight for the project. The COP is to be based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and will be responsible for the technical leadership and in-country management of the project and project team. S/he will oversee the long-term expatriate and local staff and short-term experts in achieving project results. The COP is responsible for ensuring compliance with all terms of the project agreement and all relevant donor rules and regulations.

Reporting and Supervision:

This position reports to the Practice Area Director in the Communities in Transition Division or his/her designee.

Expected Outcomes:

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the technical leadership and in-country management of the project. S/he will oversee long-term expatriate and local staff, as well as short-term experts, to achieve project results. S/he will regularly undertake assessments of the broader political environment of Côte d'Ivoire, supporting the creation and enhancement of local governance and resilience structures, with an emphasis on learning on ways to identify and understand the drivers of radicalization and vulnerability. The COP will be adept in programming skills to ensure flexibility, responsiveness and rapid re-prioritization of activities when necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Creative's principle liaison with USG representatives, Ivorian government counterparts, representatives from the international community, and local community stakeholders on program communications and technical implementation of activities;
  • Provide technical direction, leadership and oversight of all programmatic and administrative matters;
  • Strategize, set priorities, lead implementation and review technical progress on program implementation;
  • Provide program oversight and technical support to the team in all areas;
  • Develop and design relevant activities, reports and work plans;
  • Oversee implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities, ensure that project results are met, and adapt activities as necessary to achieve expected outcomes;
  • Determine resource needs and seek opportunities to further leverage programming resources to strengthen anticipated outcomes;
  • Supervise the development and submission of project deliverables, and provide timely and accurate reporting and briefings to USG and stakeholders on all program areas;
  • Ensure compliance with all terms of the project agreement and all relevant USAID and USG rules and regulations;
  • Oversee implementation of Creative's security protocols and provide leadership in handling security-related issues; and,
  • Manage the program team in a manner that is open, transparent and respectful and encourages professional development, and solicits constructive feedback and input.
  • Foster excellent communications among all parties, including with Creative HQ project director and support staff;
  • Monitor project budgets in conjunction with the Finance Manager and HQ finance team; and
  • Develop policies and procedures that improves efficiency and quality of systems in conjunction with headquarters.
    Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited university in a relevant field is required;

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO with demonstrated supervisory experience;

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working on a program with a Countering Violent Extremism component is highly desirable but not required;

  • Significant experience in Francophone West Africa region is required; experience working in Côte d'Ivoire is preferred;

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge establishing systems and overseeing start-up under limited time constrains as well as program close-out;

  • Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs;

  • Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting); and procurement;

  • Experience with activity design, development, and implementation;

  • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to mentor staff where necessary;

  • Past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming;

  • Fluency in French and English required; and

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and strong analytical capacity.
    Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Finance Officer

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:09:03 +0000

Country: Uganda
Organization: CBM
Closing date: 10 Apr 2020

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Overall Mission:

The job holder is responsible for administering the country office accounting system and ensuring consistent application of accounting principles and standards, observing CBM controls, timelines and compliance with regulatory requirements, tax policies and procedures.

Main tasksFinancial management

· Participate in preparing and managing the financial risk of the country office

· Prepare timely and accurate Country Office payroll, and ensure tax calculations, social security and other statutory contribution

· Maintain internal accounting system and records, and ensure reliability and integrity of financial management information systems, documentation and reports.

· Monitor and support the petty cash system managed by the Administrative Officer

· Ensure that internal control procedures and donor regulations are adhered to for all cash and bank disbursements, receipts, transfers and include appropriate backup of supporting documentation.

· Process all payments (cash and bank) ensuring that proper support document is included, and it is properly approved internally before payment.

· To ensure the safe keeping of all critical financial tools such as cheque books (in all currencies), receipt books and payment vouchers.

· Ensure proper cash flow management to run the office, in liaison with the Finance Manager.

· Maintain petty cash boxes while observing approved standard procedures

· Grant and receive advances to staff, and ensure reimbursement and trip reports received from staff at surrender are well prepared and supported before clearing them off.

· Reconcile all ledgers, to ensure that all transactions are accurately recorded and reported.

· Monitor costs versus budget, bank balances, cash balances and asset purchases, with a view to advice on any arising financial issues with potential budget holder.

· As a member of the procurement committees, ensure that any purchase, lease or sale of assets is done in accordance with procurement guidelines and receives the required approvals.

· Control and maintain a CBM country asset register and inventory, in line with CBM or donor requirements, as applicable. Plan and execute the asset verification on a quarterly basis and update the register. Report on any variances.

· Organize and manage the annual audit of Country Office accounts and prepare, manage and implement follow-up plans based on given recommendations, in close collaboration with the Finance Manager.

· Submit timely and complete reports (including PPR, BVA) to the Finance Manager as per agreed timetable and in line with established reporting requirements.

· In charge of proper preparation, circulation, filing and archiving of all accounting, financial and contractual documents in conformity with CBM procedures and standards.

· Observe compliance with in-country financial regulatory requirements including statutory accounts, audit, tax filing, social security contributions, etc. and work on other compliance matters with the relevant functions, including CBM in-country registration and annual reporting to relevant authorities.

· Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Finance Manager and Country Director

Pre-Requisites

Education, Knowledge, and Professional Experience

· Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and Management

· Professional qualifications in accounting an advantage (CPA, ACCA, CIMA)

· Certified member of the local board of accountancy

· A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in similar field, particularly with international NGOs or international development organization

· Perform all tasks in a confidential manner

· Ability to develop and maintain accounting systems which handle large amounts of information

· Ability to prioritize work, and meet deadlines

· Effective communication skills

· An effective team player who is also able to work independently

· Ability to integrate into a multi-cultural environment

· Reflects CBM values in daily work

· Ability and willingness to learn, and to pass on information / train as required

· Willingness to commit and adhere to CBM’s values and Child Safeguarding Policy.

How to apply:

Application Procedures:

Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to Info.Uganda@cbm.org.

Application deadline: 5pm, 10 April 2020

**CBM encourages Ugandan nationals and persons with disabilities who meet the qualifications to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publications section at http://www.cbm.org
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. **

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Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:04:20 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Winrock International
Closing date: 30 Apr 2020

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

UNIT: Agriculture, Resilience and Water

REPORTS TO: Director, Water Unit

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Winrock is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall technical leadership to strengthen sanitation and hygiene markets in Western Kenya and scale sustainable models of water service delivery.
  • Facilitate and strengthen alliances with and between water governance institutions and organizations at the county, provincial and national levels.
  • Foster innovation and investment in water service delivery models and mutually accountable partnerships between private sector, county-level institutions and communities.
  • Establish and oversee a framework of building the service delivery and governance capacity of key water institutions.
  • Apply adaptive management and learning approach to iteratively evaluate program results and impact. Institute adjustments to replicate and scale successful activities and course correct activities that are not yielding desired results.
  • Provide technical and administrative direction to project staff, consultants and partners, including identifying and responding to training and mentorship needs.
  • Work in close partnership with donor to ensure alignment of project with donor’s strategic goals and objectives, and application of program-wide learning and collaboration.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with host government programs and other donor projects to leverage resources and maximize results.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Winrock at meetings and events as required and keep Winrock Home Office informed regarding new opportunities in the country and region.
  • Champion Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) policies and Winrock’s Core Values for staff and overall project management. Coordinate regularly with GESI Specialist.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

  • Master’s degree required in relevant fields of study related to the sector of the project, including but not limited to business, international development, public administration/policy, water resources management, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), value chain development.

Work Experience:

  • At least 15 years of experience in donor-funded project management of which at least 7 years' overseas experience with technical and/or operational issues related to a mix of WASH, sustainable water management, community and alternative livelihood development, governance and capacity building, value chain development.
  • Minimum 7 years of COP-level experience for complex ($20M USD and above) USAID-funded projects. Preferably as COP and on projects developing and strengthening markets and/or utilities.
  • An understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in the water and sanitation sectors, preferably in the Kenya and/or East Africa context.
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into water security and livelihoods programming.

Skills:

  • Technical understanding of water resource management and sanitation.
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management required.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Kenya strongly preferred.
  • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
  • Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
How to apply:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter on Winrock's website at: https://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/...

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Deputy Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:03:24 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Winrock International
Closing date: 30 Apr 2020

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

GROUP: Agriculture, Resilience and Water

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

POSITION SUMMARY:

Winrock is seeking Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate with the Chief of Party in management of the technical components, providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports, focusing on synergistic coordination of all technical areas.
  • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and all other local stakeholders.
  • Foster strong relationships with county-level institutions, and design and implement localized technical assistance activities to strengthen their capacity to sustainably and inclusively manage and allocate water resources.
  • Identify and build alliances with market actors, such as sanitation enterprises, sales agents, and financial institutions, to pilot, test and/or scale models of sustainable WASH service delivery in partnership with county institutions.
  • Engage with local civil society organizations to support their advocacy efforts and enhance their engagement in public-private dialogue related to WASH service delivery.
  • Oversee technical implementation at the county-level and coordinate county-level teams/offices
  • Oversee integration of cross sector principles across technical components
  • Coordinate activities with other USAID/Kenya programs working on water issues in Western Kenya and other donors and closely collaborate with key staff on implementing integration activities that leverage program resources and technical expertise.
  • Develop and modify as necessary the technical work plans and budget.
  • Ensure women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project.
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Focus on achieving results in all areas on schedule and maintain positive relationships with USAID, Kenyan officials, partners, and implementing partners.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Winrock at meetings and events as need by the COP.
  • Support Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Coordinator in implementing Winrock GESI policies for staff and overall project management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Education:

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree (or foreign equivalent) in international development, public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences or a similar relevant field.

Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years of technical leadership experience in issues related to a mix of WASH, sustainable water management, community and alternative livelihood development, governance and capacity building, value chain development.
  • Experience managing complex donor funded projects is strongly preferred.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with government ministries and the ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with senior officials.
  • At least 5 years' experience in project management, either as COP, DCOP, or in comparable senior management role.
  • Experience working in Kenya or East Africa, especially on WASH.
  • Demonstrated competence in negotiation and communication.
  • Proven expertise in delivering technical presentations preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and remote workforce. Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into water security and livelihoods programming.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in Kiswahili desired.
  • Financial management skills and experience.
  • Sound knowledge of international donor contracts, financial and accounting regulations and procedures, particularly USAID contract regulations.
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
How to apply:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter on Winrock's website at: https://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/...

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director, Western Kenya WASH

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:55:21 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Winrock International
Closing date: 30 Apr 2020

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

UNIT: Agriculture, Resilience and Water

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Winrock is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID M&E requirements are met on timely basis and guides data collection, management of the data, and display of the results – based on both quantitative and qualitative inputs. This includes data analysis, reporting, and dissemination, building capacity of M&E and technical staff in these areas, and ensuring compliance.
  • Develop efficient and accurate data collection and analysis system that includes efficient processes for collecting and analyzing data and ensuring data quality.
  • Design and lead the implementation of the project’s Learning Agenda including surveys, research reports, case studies, lessons learned, focus groups and other tools to evaluate project impact, trends, and other learnings. Provide comprehensive analysis of learning outcomes to inform project interventions.
  • Lead knowledge sharing activities within project, with USAID, other implementing partners, and with target countries’ governments.
  • Lead the evaluation efforts of the project, from the design stage to findings sharing and use.
  • Build the capacity of the project team in MEL.
  • Participate in Winrock International’s Community of Practice.
  • Collaborate with communications team to visualize important findings.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

  • Master’s level degree required, in social sciences, such as statistics, public health, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of seven years’ experience managing and implementing complex MEL systems for international development projects, preferably with USAID.
  • Experience managing large M&E databases and conducting timely data analysis and developing reports. SQL database experience preferred.
  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Experience managing and developing surveys required.
  • Experience with capacity building in MEL required.
  • Experience with mobile data collection strongly preferred.
  • Experience with tools and approaches for monitoring watershed management required.
  • Familiarity with USAID M&E requirements strongly preferred.
  • Proven record of designing and implementing data collection tools including surveys.
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in MEL for WASH, especially in the context of Eastern Africa.

Skills:

  • Strong skills on training design and facilitation.
  • Good command of written and oral English and Swahili.
  • Proficiency in word processing, database management, statistical analysis, survey, and presentation software (Microsoft).
How to apply:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter on Winrock's website at: https://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/...

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GESI Director, Western Kenya WASH

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:53:57 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Winrock International
Closing date: 30 Apr 2020

POSITION TITLE: GESI Director, Western Kenya WASH

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

UNIT: Agriculture, Resilience and Water

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Winrock is seeking GESI Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall GESI leadership and coordination across cross cutting principles to ensure the socially responsible design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and adaptation of program interventions and equitable results.
  • Support project teams to conduct gender and social inclusion analyses in the Western Kenya WASH program area. This analysis would include the identification of GESI issues in targeted counties and examining their root causes. The use results to create a project specific GESI action plan.
  • Design GESI responsive training curriculum and materials and manage their dissemination to project staff, partners, and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure GESI mainstreaming in all interventions from their design, inclusion in the annual work plans, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting to USAID.
  • Work with field teams and partners to promote and integrate equity and inclusion into program interventions by identifying power imbalances and understand marginalized groups’ vulnerabilities and interests.
  • Support integration of GESI aspects into the M&E system and processes to ensure that gender and inclusivity are reflected in output, outcome and impact level indicators. This will include, but is not limited to, ensuring marginalized groups are counted, survey tools are accessible to all, and data collection tools are sensitive to women, youth, and marginalized groups.
  • Design and manage outreach and communication processes to engage women, youth, disabled, and other vulnerable groups from the targeted counties with the support of the project’s communications team and partners.
  • Customize and design, when needed, project GESI tools for use in the field to maximize stakeholder participation and increase empowerment opportunities for marginalized groups.
  • Ensure that activity design maximizes participant engagement from the beginning of the program while managing and mitigating risks of cultural disrespect and gender-based violence.
  • Take social change stories identified and gathered from the field and produce as GESI learning documents.
  • Contribute to the preparation of progress/quarterly reports.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies or relevant discipline. Preferred Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline.

Work Experience:

  • At least eight (8) years working experience in GESI.
  • Five (5) years working experience in GESI and/or WASH in Kenya or in Eastern Africa.
  • Practical working experience in GESI sensitive monitoring and evaluation (M&E), particularly survey design and data collection.

Skills:

  • Good knowledge of GESI in the context of WASH in Western Kenya.
  • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Kenya strongly preferred.
  • Experience of building coalitions with Local Partners, Local NGOs, government agencies, Development Partners, Civil Society organizations and integrating programs.
  • Strong skill on training design and facilitation.
  • Good command of written and oral English and Swahili.
  • Command of other local languages would be an asset.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.
How to apply:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter on Winrock's website at: https://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/...

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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:53:51 +0000

Country: Ireland
Organization: GOAL
Closing date: 15 Apr 2020
Job Purpose

The GESI Advisor will work with multiple GOAL teams - both Head and Country Offices - including management leadership, programme operations, technical specialists and the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) teams to develop, communicate, support and monitor GESI strategy, activities and targets. The role will sit within GOAL’s Programme Technical Team. The post holder will represent GOAL on GESI externally including with donors, academia and technical networks.

Duties and responsibilitiesStrategy and Design – Leading GOAL’s Organisational Approach to GESI
  • Review GOAL’s Gender Equality Policy and Global Strategy 2019-2021 and ensure validation by SMT and Board
  • Lead the drafting of an operational plan for implementing the Gender Strategy over the period 2020-2021.
  • Ensure GESI is embedded in key programme analysis and design tools including GOAL’s Resilience for Systems (R4S), and Programme Context Analysis and Design tool-kits
  • Support Head Office and Country teams to strengthen GESI in their Country Strategic Plans
  • Continuously recommend and support adjustments to programme strategies and activities to respond to GESI findings throughout the programme cycle.
  • Support the MEAL teams at HO and country level to ensure monitoring systems disaggregate data by sex, include gender sensitive indicators, and have strategies for monitoring unintended consequences.
  • Coordinate with the Safeguarding Advisor and Safeguarding focal points to support strategies and activities to prevent, mitigate and respond to gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve GOAL’s ability to foster resilient and inclusive societies through strengthening systems to be more inclusive.
  • Lead on the development of GOAL’s GESI policy and strategy post-2021.
  • Provide technical guidance on GESI in GOAL’s next organisational strategic planning process which will begin in late 2020.
  • Provide GESI updates for the Board and Senior Management Team (SMT), including presenting in person when requested.
Resource Mobilisation for GESI
  • Provide technical input (and direction, when appropriate) on GESI at all stages of the business development cycle, from positioning to submission. This includes identifying, reviewing and advising on funding opportunities related to GESI.
  • Participate, when requested, in GOAL’s Project Review Committee (PRC) which conducts risk management and quality assurance on all proposals prior to submission.
  • Provide external technical representation on GESI in discussions with donors or lead partners, including representing GOAL in multi-stakeholder design workshops.
  • Provide compelling participant stories and other input on GESI for use by GOAL’s (non-Institutional) Fundraising team.
  • Advise on the annual budgeting process at HQ and at COs to ensure that GESI initiatives are sufficiently resourced to meet targets.
GESI Technical Support and Capacity Building
  • Lead or support GESI analysis and other relevant formative research processes.
  • Support country teams to integrate GESI data and analysis into country programme activity plans, strategies, budgets, and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems.
  • Drive the establishment of GESI focal committees in each country office and advocate for them to be resourced to play a pro-active role in progressing internal systems, programmes and organisational culture change towards GESI.
  • Conduct country visits to support and monitor the implementation of GESI strategy, activities and targets.
  • Build staff capacity in GESI, possibly including providing (or overseeing) sensitisation training
  • Work with HR to ensure that GESI is integrated into recruitment and performance management.
  • Ensure there is a clear understanding of GOAL’s approach to GESI and key GESI concepts among country teams, appropriate for each cadre of staff.
GESI Research and Learning
  • Identify learning questions related to GESI and drive the learning process, including consultation, collection of information, analysis, drawing conclusions, making recommendations and dissemination.
  • Facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned for different audiences, including GOAL staff, donors, supporters and partners.
  • Serve as a global representative for GOAL on GESI in learning forums and networks
  • Ensure that all programme evaluations systematically assess the adequacy and effectiveness of GOAL’s approach to GESI and that consultant evaluators have the requisite expertise to carry out such an assessment.
  • Advise on gender-sensitive empowerment approaches for all programme design, implementation and monitoring activities.
Key Performance Objectives
  • 75% of COs have functional GESI committees
  • 100% of COs have undertaken a self-audit on GESI with 75% having action plans in place
  • 75% of COs have begun one GESI internal initiative i.e. focused on GOAL systems and procedures
  • 100% of COs reference GESI activities and targets in their Annual Country Plans
  • Production of at least two GESI-related learning papers suitable for external circulation
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Behaviours (Values in practice)**

  • Act as a representative of GOAL and demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children and vulnerable adults both in your private and professional lives.
Requirements (Person Specification)Essential
  • At least four years experience of working on GESI at an advisory level with demonstrated ability to provide high quality, responsive and tailored technical input in person and remotely.
  • Undergraduate degree in an area related to gender and/or inclusion
  • Relevant advanced training completed in gender and/or inclusion
  • Experience of leading cross-departmental initiatives on GESI, working effectively at all levels of an organisation.
  • Experience of providing external technical representation within a range of contexts e.g. technical networks, donors, academia.
  • Skilled in analysing data, identifying and mitigating risks, trends and exclusions.
Desirable
  • 7 years of experience in development and/or humanitarian organisations
  • Postgraduate degree in an area closely related to gender and/or inclusion
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French and/or Arabic (highly desirable)
  • Skilled in research design
  • Technical knowledge of other GOAL programming sectors or approaches e.g. resilience, behaviour change, health, nutrition, WASH.

Accountability within GOAL
A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Safeguarding
Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

General Terms and Conditions
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

How to apply:

Please click on the following link to apply:
https://www.goalglobal.org/careers/...

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USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to Military

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:50:50 +0000

Country: United States of America
Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 10 Feb 2022

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA20B00034
ISSUANCE DATE: March 26, 2020
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: February 10, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking offers
from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Humanitarian Assistance Advisor
to Military (HAA/M) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in
the solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified.
Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours
worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience
must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations,
and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related
skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, OFDA Jobs,
Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully
meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be
clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your
qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I.
This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2
is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS
AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT
All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data
Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award
Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either
fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The
selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed
notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the
DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit
can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:
https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do...&
sysparm_search=kb0013183

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received.
Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers.

Your complete resume must be emailed to:
OFDA Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov
Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the
information provided above.

Sincerely,
Renee Newton
Contracting Officer

I. GENERAL INFORMATION
SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA20B00034
ISSUANCE DATE: March 26, 2020
CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: This solicitation is open and
continuous until February 10, 2022. The following are the closing dates for each review
period:

  • April 9, 2020, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • July 2, 2020, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • September 24, 2020, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • December 17, 2020, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • March 11, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • June 3, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • August 26, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • November 18, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • February 10, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
    Offerors not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at OFDA’s discretion.

POINT OF CONTACT: OFDA Recruitment Team, recruiter@ofda.gov
POSITION TITLE: Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to Military (Multiple Positions)
MARKET VALUE: $78,681 - $102,288 equivalent to GS-13 (additional locality pay
adjustments may apply depending on assignment location)

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value and based upon the
candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will
not be entertained or negotiated.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Worldwide
There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training.
After completion of training in Washington, D.C., the HAA/M may be assigned to Washington, D.C., other locations in the United States, or an overseas office, and will be required to serve through rotational assignments. At any time, at the discretion of the OFDA Headquarters, the USPSC may be reassigned/relocated to a geographical location where the individual’s services are needed.

Offerors for the HAA/M position must be willing to be posted at any location. The
potential posts are listed as follows, but the location of service could be ultimately determined
by the location of future unknown operational requirements. OFDA currently has established
relationships with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Combatant Commands (COCOM) in
Miami, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tampa, Florida; and Stuttgart, Germany, where there is an
OFDA operational need to work with the military independent of future country specific
disasters. The OFDA strategic plan also calls for assignment of HAA/Ms in Washington,
D.C.; Bangkok, Thailand; San Jose, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Manama, Bahrain.
Initial post assignments will be based on each offeror’s understanding of OFDA and the
humanitarian assistance environment, each offeror’s background (i.e., language, regional
experience, etc.), and available post vacancies at the time of award.

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Citizens
SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top
Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets
by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities.
• Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater
humanitarian relief community.
• Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths.
• Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent
reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future activities
as a result of OFDA participation.
• Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS
Division Chief, such as, participate in After-action Reviews, humanitarian exercises
sponsored at the COCOM level and at operational level and strategic planning exercises
normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers.
• Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will
include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific
requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation.
• Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and
useful.
• Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD
educational institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate
School, etc.) and other units. Training includes OFDA’s Joint Humanitarian Operations
Course.
• Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities,
culture, chain-of-command and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status
reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved.
• Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies.
• Provide reports, debriefs and evaluations to the MLT Team Leader and other
appropriate OFDA staff of all planning, exercises and deployments.
• Assist in the identification of OFDA’s deployment needs in designated "at risk"
countries where DARTs may deploy; work with other teams within OFDA to determine
appropriate DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and
resources.
• Deploy to the field as a DART member, as necessary.
• Assist the MLT in providing classified USG information support to OFDA as requested
and to selected DARTs and RMTs on an as-needed basis.
• Assist regional COCOMs in developing the humanitarian assistance aspect of their
strategic operations and crisis action planning products.
• Liaise with the DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military
coordinate with the humanitarian community.
• Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in
contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a
civil-military focus.
• Provide critical monitoring and planning expertise surrounding incipient disasters,
disaster response, and early recovery. Monitor regional or country based field situations
to advise the Military Planning Process, based on changing field circumstances such as
the sudden on-set of natural or manmade disaster or the evolution of a slow on-set
disaster or crisis.
• Recommend short- and long-range humanitarian assistance goals for OFDA during
disasters with a civil-military context, develop detailed plans for implementing them,
and oversee implementation at the Washington, D.C., COCOM, and field level.
• Provide gap analysis during disaster responses and recommend appropriate missions and
tasks for DoD to support the USG response.
• Sign up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services
and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be
varied.
• Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one
week every six months.
• As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office, not to exceed six months.
Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and
responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:
The USPSC will take direction from and will report to the OPS MLT Team Leader in
Washington, D.C. or his/her designee.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
The Supervisor will set overall objectives. The USPSC and the Supervisor together will develop
deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished. The USPSC is expected to take initiative, act
independently and perform with minimal direction in responding to humanitarian emergencies
and military liaison activities as part of a fast-paced office environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment
on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion
including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy
items (less than 50 pounds).

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required),
and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security
precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and
experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not
limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of
relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas)
experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or
post-emergency rehabilitation aid.
OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not
limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and five (5) years of
relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas)
experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or
post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with
FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a
competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR
15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that
would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient
competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range
to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated
offers. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at
https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

SELECTION FACTORS
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection
factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)
• Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.
• Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that
cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
• USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I.
This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented
Information level clearance as provided by USAID.
• Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.
• Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
• Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.
• Professional experience planning for or responding to a CBRNE event.

OFFEROR RATING SYSTEM
The offeror rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified
offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined
below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating
factors are as follows:

Communication/Liaison Experience (10 points)
• Experience communicating humanitarian concepts to DoD officials and other
stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to prepare written reports and conduct oral presentations.
Knowledge of Humanitarian Assistance (10 points)
• Knowledge of complex emergencies or natural disasters at the D.C., COCOM, and Field
levels.
• Knowledge of or experience with CBRNE incidents.
• Experience in strategy development including risk assessment, gap analysis, and needs
assessment.

Planning & Training Skills (10 points)
• Experience managing the entire training cycle including content design, implementation,
and evaluation.
• Experience conducting strategic planning, operational planning, and using the military
planning process.

Interview (20 Points)
Offerors who remain competitive after being evaluated in the Offeror Rating System will be
invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted by telephone and will consist of the Technical
Evaluation Committee asking a standard set of interview questions. Those offerors that are
determined to be competitively ranked after the interview phase will be invited to give an oral
presentation to the Technical Evaluation Committee.

Presentation (30 Points)
All competitively ranked offerors will be provided with the same content to use during their
presentation. Oral presentations will be conducted in-person, at our offices in Washington, D.C.
Offerors who are eligible for the oral presentation, but are unable to travel to Washington will be
given an adobe audio/visual link in order to deliver their presentation virtually.

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection
Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors
determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and
satisfactory professional reference checks.

Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume,
describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they
have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement
number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror
Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education,
training and/or awards.

The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA
will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and
academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection. Note: Please
be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the
ones provided by an offeror. OFDA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies
become available during future phase of the selection process.

SUBMITTING AN OFFER
Offers must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.
Qualified individuals are required to submit:

Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours
worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience
must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations,
and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related
skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, OFDA Jobs,
Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully
meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be
clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your
qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.
USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I.
This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2
is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.
By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the
offer is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation
number on your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS
Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

How to apply:

SUBMITTING AN OFFER
Offers must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.
Qualified individuals are required to submit:

Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours
worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience
must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations,
and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related
skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, OFDA Jobs,
Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully
meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must be
clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your
qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.
USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I.
This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2
is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.
By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the
offer is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation
number on your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS
Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

NOTE: If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after the Office
of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not
obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If Top Secret is
required, and clearance is not obtained within nine months after award, USAID may terminate
the contract at the convenience of the government. If Sensitive Compartmented Information
(SCI) access is not obtained within nine months after Top Secret clearance is granted, USAID
may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government.

NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within two months after offer
acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Department of State medical clearance is not
obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.

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Senior Technical Coordinator, P5, Cox's Bazaar

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:50:23 +0000

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 16 Apr 2020

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Technical Coordinator coordinates in complex refugee situations the Settlement planning, WASH, Energy and Environment, and Shelter interventions.
The incumbent will ensure compliance of UNHCR policies, rules and regulations in the relevant technical fields. The incumbent will work closely with the technical sector specialists.
S/he will coordinate the technical needs assessments, develop integrated strategies taking into account the community needs, protection concerns, local context, age and gender, culture, climate, environmental conditions and available resources and skills. S/he will also monitor, support, and provide guidance to partners. In addition, s/he will be the face of UNHCR with external actors and UN/NGO partners with regard to the coordination of technical projects/interventions as part of inter-agency response efforts.

This job only exists at P4 and P5 grade levels.

While the functional responsibility of a Senior Technical Coordinator will always remain the same despite its grade level, the other parameters (therefore the depth and breadth of the competencies) such as the size of the population of concern to UNHCR, their specific concerns, volume of assistance, number of Partners and the budget of the applicable technical sector will determine the appropriate grade level.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Proactively lead and/or participate in inter-agency fora to ensure that UNHCR¿s Mandate and programmes are given due attention and reflected in linkage at the country level, bureaux and at the policy levels of humanitarian and development coordination systems.
  • Contribute or lead the effective establishment and maintenance of coordination mechanisms for the shelter and settlement, WASH, Energy and Environment technical sectors
  • In line with the refugee coordination model and globally-agreed arrangements ensure timely and effective sectoral technical needs assessment, appropriate planning, prioritization, implementation, reporting and evaluation.
  • Contribute to joint appeals, regional refugee response plans, regional refugee and migrant response plans, refugee and resilience plans, comprehensive responses.
  • Approve project designing including preparation of BOQs/specifications and costing, carry out and provide recommendations, plan of action and verify compliance in the implementation for these technical sectors.
  • Coordinate internally and externally the technical interventions and ensure compliance with technical standards.
  • Lead actively technical interagency working groups and ensure constructive and amicable relationships with government and partners.
  • Ensure environmental considerations are taken into account for all the technical interventions planned and implemented in settlement, shelter, wash and energy programmes.
  • Promote the sustainability of technical interventions through local capacity building and self-help in collaboration with partners in the field. Ensure and lead community consultations
  • Guide and oversee the procurement of sector related materials or equipment, including the development of technical specifications for bid documents, technical evaluation of bids, review/inspection of the quality of products/works.
  • Ensure regular reporting and updating of plans.
  • Build key strategic partnerships with development and humanitarian agencies in relation to WASH and other community based infrastructure interventions.
  • Lead cross-functional preparation of issues and follow-up within UNHCR in the relevant substantive units and services.
  • Ensure comprehensive monitoring of technical related activities is in place.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 - 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Civil-Engineering, Water and Sanitation Engineering Public Health Engineering
or other relevant field
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Not specified
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Prior experience of implementing infrastructure and WASH projects in humanitarian context and large scale emergencies coordinating with operational partners, governmental technical departments. Prior experience in designing and implementing a community-based projects. Hands-on project formulation, planning, supervision and management experience. Experience of technical project management (including site supervision, monitoring, quality control, evaluation etc.) and application of participatory approaches to facilitate active participation of communities into the project cycle and into the construction process. Ability to develop projects/activities with political awareness and in due consideration to local context, including sensitivity to cultural and gender specific needs to ensure that the social and cultural background of the communities is taken into account while designing, developing and implementing infrastructure works (engineering/ WASH). Strong experience in inter-agency coordination. Strong experience in building on existing local capacity and transfer knowledge as appropriate.

Desirable
Diverse field experience and familiarity with UNHCR programming.

Functional Skills
CL-Site Governance & Community Engagement
EX- Knowledge Management
EX-Experience in an international capacity
EX-Field experience with UNHCR and/or with other humanitarian organizations
MG-Decision Making
MG-People Management
MG-Planning
MG-Project Management
MG-Team Building
PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate)
PG-Monitoring Programmes/Projects
PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit their application online on the UNHCR Careers Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on "Vacancies".

Closing date for applications: 16 April 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and
opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities
as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are
encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex,
national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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